Robert J. Morgan is leader of Robert J. Morgan Ministries, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to energize God’s people with a greater understanding and appreciation of the Bible and Christian heritage. He served in pastoral ministry for over 40 years, and is a bestselling author with over 35 books in print. He’s been with us several times on Crosstalk discussing some of his books such as, Then Sings My Soul, The Red Sea Rules, The Jordan River Rules, 100 Bible Verses That Made America, The 50 Final Events in World History and Great is Thy Faithfulness. He’s with us today discussing his book, Calm Your Anxiety: Winning the Fight Against Worry.
Pastor Morgan began by noting that there are numerous kinds of anxiety and every one of us is affected. Anxiety comes in the form of being tense, there’s worry, anxiousness, we fret and sometimes our minds are obsessed with various fears. In short, anxiety is a dis-ease of the mind when we are troubled.
He provided numerous examples from Scripture to help all of us in our battles with anxiety, particularly in the area of knowing what it truly means to rejoice in the Lord. Examples he referenced included Hannah, David, Habakkuk and Paul. However, there’s more as rejoicing in the Lord means rejoicing in God’s presence, pardon, provision, protection, guidance and his promises for the future.
The key is moving from the what “ifs” of life to the what “is.” You can do that when you discover how Scripture views the following 7 habits that we should develop: dependence, nearness, gratitude, thinking, influence, gentleness and peace.
So get ready to learn how to put worry and anxiety in its place while cultivating a nearness to God that brings contentment regardless of the circumstances.
Robert Morgan’s book, Calm Your Anxiety: Winning the Fight Against Worry, is being featured as a book of the month at the VCY Bookstore. It retails for $19.99 plus any applicable tax and shipping. However, through September 30th, it’s available at 50% off for $9.99 plus tax and shipping. It’s available at vcy.com or by calling 1-888-722-4829.